Completions, metres gained ineffective tackles, tackles made and off loads were all among the statistics that had a key say in the Vodafone Warriors’ compelling 30-6 win over the Sydney Roosters in tonight’s fourth-round clash.
The Vodafone Warriors completed an impressive 32 of 40 sets (80 per cent) while the Roosters managed just 16 from 27 (59 per cent).
Consequently, the Vodafone Warriors overpowered the home side in metres gained – 1470 to only 877 – and were forced to make just 210 tackles compared to the Roosters’ 353.
The visitors had an exceptionally low count of four ineffective tackles and were again dominant in the off loading area 16-4.
The 24-point winning margin was just short of the Vodafone Warriors' record against the Roosters (26 points when they beat the Sydney side 42-16 at Mount Smart Stadium in 2006) but it was a record winning margin for matches against them in Sydney.
Individually there was special joy for Mason Lino who could celebrate on a number of fronts. It was the 10th time he had played an NRL match, all when Shaun Johnson was out injured. This was the first time he had tasted victory since making his debut in 2015 (three matches that season and six last year). He also scored his first try and had the distinction of scoring his first NRL try.
As well as extending the Vodafone Warriors' season-opening run to a record four on the bounce, it was also their fourth consecutive win over the Roosters dating back to 2016.
Penalties | 8-11
Completions | 32/40 (80%); Roosters 16/27 (59%)
Total metres | 1470-877
Errors | 9-14
Line breaks | 3-3
Line break assists | 3-2
Tackles | 210-353
Missed tackles | 27-35
Ineffective tackles | 4-21
Off loads | 16-4
Most metres | Ken Maumalo 174, Solomone Kata 166, Peta Hiku 161, Issac Luke 117, Tohu Harris 106
Most post-contact metres | Solomone Kata 75, Peta Hiku 58, Ken Maumalo 53, Tohu Harris 48, Issac Luke 41
Most runs | Peta Hiku 18, Ken Maumalo 16, Solomone Kata 16, Issac Luke 13, Tohu Harris 13, Agnatius Paasi 11, Leivaha Pulu 10, Adam Blair 10
Most dummy half runs |Issac Luke 8, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 3
Most tackle breaks | Solomone Kata 5, David Fusitu’a 5, Mason Lino 4
Most tackles Jazz Tevaga 29, Adam Blair 23, Leivaha Pulu 22, Issac Luke 21, Blake Green 18, Ligi Sao 18
Most off loads | Adam Blair 3, Agnatius Paasi 3, Tohu Harris 2
Most supports | Leivaha Pulu 23, Blake Green 18, Mason Lino 17, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 14, Peta Hiku 14
Most decoys | Adam Blair 10, Bunty Afoa 8